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Ranjit Singh
Maharaja of Punjab
Maharaja of Lahore
Sher-e-Punjab (Lion of Punjab)
Sarkar-i-Wallah (Head of State).
Sarkar Khalsaji (Head of State
Lord of Five Rivers
Singh Sahib
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Maharaja Ranjit Singh
1st Maharaja of the Sikh Empire
Reign April 1792 – 11 April 1801 as Chief of Sukerchakia Misl
April 12, 1801 – 27 June 1839 as Emperor of the Sikh Empire
Investiture 12 April 1801 at Lahore Fort
Successor Maharaja Kharak Singh
Born Buddh Singh
13 November 1780
Gujranwala, Punjab region, Sikh Confederacy (present-day Pakistan)
Died 27 June 1839(1839-06-27) (aged 58)
Lahore, Punjab region, Sikh Empire (present-day Pakistan)
Burial Cremated remains stored in the Samadhi of Ranjit Singh, Lahore
Spouse See Wives
Issue Maharaja Kharak Singh
Ishar Singh
Maharaja Sher Singh
Tara Singh
Kashmira Singh
Peshaura Singh
Multana Singh
Maharaja Duleep Singh
Father Sardar Maha Singh
Mother Raj Kaur
Religion Sikhism

Maharaja Ranjit Singh (13 November 1780 – 27 June 1839) was the founder of the Sikh Empire, which came to power in the Indian subcontinent in the early half of the 19th century. This was based in the Punjab region, from around 1799 to 1849. The capital was at Lahore.

After Ranjit Singh's death, his successors were weak and divided and the entire Punjab fell to the British East India Company, later to become part of British India.

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